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May 14, 2007 | Volume 106, Issue 20

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Grady Sizemore Cover - Sports Illustrated May 14, 2007

May 14, 2007
Go, Nellie! While with Dallas, Don Nelson acquired the draft rights to Dirk Nowitzki (Friendly Fire, April 23) for a pick the Bucks used on Robert (Tractor) Traylor. Then he got Steve Nash for...

May 14, 2007 | As told to Chris Mannix
TWO SUMMERS ago the Cavaliers signed 6'5" multitalented guard Larry Hughes from the Washington Wizards. The numbers Cleveland liked: Hughes's averages of 22.0 points and 2.9 steals in 2004--05....

May 14, 2007
WHO'S Hot

May 14, 2007
Who is the toughest defender in the NBA?

May 14, 2007 | Tom Verducci
Roger Clemens asked for the moon, and the Yankees, because they could, said O.K.

May 14, 2007 | Tom Verducci
FORMER NBA player John Amaechi (left) braced for a homophobic backlash when he came out of the closet in February. But he told the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay GOP group, that he was pleasantly...

May 14, 2007 | Tom Verducci
AFTER BEING plunked by the Pirates' Matt Capps last Saturday, the Brewers' Prince Fielder lay in the dirt and glared at the pitcher. On Sunday, Fielder got even, homering twice then pumping a fist...

May 14, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
Gracious Goodbye

May 14, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
JOE KENNEDY, A's pitcher and former Devil Ray, explaining to the St. Petersburg Times how it feels to return to Tropicana Field: "I enjoy coming back here, especially when it's only for three days."

May 14, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
2,276 Career strikeouts for Tennessee's Monica Abbott, who passed Texas' Cat Osterman for the NCAA softball record on Sunday.

May 14, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
Jimmy Johnson was excused from jury duty because he had made plans to go fishing with Bill Parcells.

May 14, 2007
Selling the home of an athlete's dreams can be a nightmare

May 14, 2007 | David Epstein
An energy-boosting chemical in red wine could improve endurance

May 14, 2007 | David Epstein
The Lady Vols have cut their risk for ACL tears

May 14, 2007
[This article consists of photographs. Please see hardcopy or pdf.] PICTURE THIS If the Bears don't get back to the Super Bowl this season, maybe they can make it to Broadway. Chicago's rookies...

May 14, 2007 | Ben Reiter
Preventing a common sports injury

May 14, 2007 | Ben Reiter
IRON MIKE IS facing an August trial in Arizona after his arrest in December for drug possession and DUI, but that hasn't kept potential employers from coming a knockin'. Last week businessman...

May 14, 2007 | Ben Reiter
MENDOZA MANTLE LAST TIME THIS WEEK

May 14, 2007 | Elizabeth Newman
Mothers get a Day—and a baseball card—in Washington

May 14, 2007
DODGERS CF

May 14, 2007 | Adam Duerson
The NHL and NBA are happy to fill seats with famous fans

May 14, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
The actor (Munich) stars as a poker player in Lucky You

May 14, 2007 | Richard Deitsch
For more from Eric Bana, go to SI.com/extramustard.

May 14, 2007 | Chris Mannix
What to watch and watch for

May 14, 2007
Ryan Heath OSTRANDER, OHIO > Baseball Heath, a senior first baseman for Oakland University, hit his first four home runs of the season—three were grand slams—in a doubleheader against Western...

May 14, 2007 | Joe Lemire
Tyreke Evans, a 6'5" guard at American Christian in Aston, Pa., is Rivals' fifth-ranked recruit of the class of 2008. In his second diary entry for SI, the junior looks forward to a busy summer of...

May 14, 2007
ROCK'S CLUBS His signature album may be Devil Without a Cause, but Kid Rock (right) felt motivated to play the role of angel after he heard that six sets of golf clubs had been stolen from the...

May 14, 2007 | Joe Lemire
THE WINNER of Ohio State's spring football game: the school's offensive line. After attending the intrasquad clash, juniors Michael Brewster of Edgewater High (Orlando) and J.B. Shugarts of Klein...

May 14, 2007 | JACK MCCALLUM
Sorry, Pistons, but the NBA title will be decided in the Western Conference semifinal between the Suns and the Spurs, two teams with more in common than you might think

May 14, 2007 | Tim Layden
Unsung Calvin Borel had the ride of his life as Street Sense rallied to win the Kentucky Derby, validating the unconventional moves of an owner and trainer

May 14, 2007 | L. JON WERTHEIM
In a loopy run-up to the French Open and Wimbledon, No. 1 Roger Federer and No. 2 Rafael Nadal played an exhibition on a half-grass (Federer's favorite) and half-clay (Nadal's specialty) surface....

May 14, 2007 | RICHARD HOFFER
The two most compelling boxers of their time. A $19 million gate. Jack and J-Lo. Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s victory over Oscar De La Hoya had everything boxing could want--except for the thrills...

May 14, 2007 | RICHARD HOFFER
Get Hooked

May 14, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Don't dismiss Anaheim's undersized Andy McDonald. He's not a prototypical top-line center, but his grit and firepower have him wired to battle Detroit in the conference finals

May 14, 2007 | AUSTIN MURPHY
Hat Trick

May 14, 2007 | Michael Farber
An offensive wiz, Ottawa's strapping Jason Spezza has thrown himself into playing defense

May 14, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI
•POWER •SPEED •ON-BASE •RANGE •DRIVE No mere throwback, Grady Sizemore has already made history with his unique skill set

May 14, 2007 | TOM VERDUCCI
Sizing 'Em Up

May 14, 2007
Street Scene The fans in the Churchill Downs grandstands roared as Street Sense (second from right) caught Hard Spun in the homestretch of the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. Aboard the 9--2...

May 14, 2007
Baseball Despite his recent struggles, Dice-K remains a front-office fave • A surprise Indians prospect cracks SI's dream rotation • The Royals have found their Papelbon

May 14, 2007 | Jon Heyman
Aces High

May 14, 2007 | Peter King
Roll of the Dice

May 14, 2007 | Peter King
This quartet of out-of-the-spotlight rookies could make a big impact in September.

May 14, 2007 | Lars Anderson
Roush Hour

May 14, 2007 | Lars Anderson
1 For the first time since Oct. 2, 1994, Dale Jarrett (right) failed to qualify for a Cup race, snapping a consecutive-starts streak of 424 when he didn't make the grid in Richmond. The...

May 14, 2007 | Rick Reilly
THE FIRST HERO of the 2008 Beijing Olympics stands 5'4" and weighs 108 pounds, including purse. She's 62, runs the 100 meter dash in about a day and has 14 kids. She speaks in a weak voice, yet...

May 14, 2007 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
Facing the end with few regrets, an avid golfer recounts sweet shots and lessons learned during a lifetime on the links

May 14, 2007 | JIM GORANT
Faldo goes to the ladies over the Tour

May 14, 2007 | JIM GORANT
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May 14, 2007 | JIM GORANT
Justin Leonard's Vaquero crib hits the market

May 14, 2007 | MARK WOOD
WHO: Tiger Woods

May 14, 2007 | JASON GUSS
The criticism of Rick Smith is unfair and inaccurate

May 14, 2007 | JASON GUSS
by JIM GORANT

May 14, 2007 | JASON GUSS
Michelle Wie will stop playing men's events and focus on the LPGA

May 14, 2007 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Shaking off his Masters disaster, Tiger Woods rode a hot putter to victory at what has become one of the top nonmajors on Tour, the Wachovia Championship

May 14, 2007 | Dustin Goot
Sorenstam at the stove

May 14, 2007 | Dustin Goot
Ingredients: One pound ground beef; 1 medium onion, chopped; 1/4 cup chopped carrots; 8-ounce can stewed or crushed tomatoes; soy sauce, to taste; 1/4 cup milk; 1 cup beef stock; 1 tsp. dried...

May 14, 2007
Players stuck on the loneliest number

May 14, 2007 | Adam Duerson
First-rate sports films surfaced at the Tribeca Festival